From an email I received from Dennis. This not his quote just something funny he sent me:
Here is something you may want to share regarding the cell phones....
from a MD beekeeper Marc Hoffman
my bees use cell phones. They are social insects and I have found once I let them have cell phones it is impossible to control their use. The charges from time overruns can bankrupt even the most efficient apiary operation.
Once they learn to use them they become dependent: They stop
returning to the hive to dance and just phone in the location of their forage discoveries. Furthermore, the increased peer-to-peer communication plays havoc with traditional bee values.
"To heck with pheromones!" they say. "Chemical communication is passe compared with digital." As in many societies, the young are the early adopters, spending their time text messaging instead of doing their jobs. In the end we observe a breakdown in heirarchy and, fatally, anti-royalist sentiment. This, then, is the cause of CCD--foolish notions of independence among the immature, loss of authority of the
elders, breakdown of group cohesion, and collapse of the aristocracy.